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  • Smart Electricity Meters: Europe Emerges as Key Regional Market

    Regulation-fueled rollouts of smart electricity meters are driven by the potential to reduce non-technical losses for electricity utilities, improve billing accuracy, and effectively integrate renewable energy with smart meters. With these rollouts, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are emerging as key regional smart electricity meter markets ahead of North America, while Asia-Pacific ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • National Drive Electric Week

    This week the nation is celebrating our friend the electric car, with parades, ride-and-drives, electric tailgate parties, and informational booths during National Drive Electric Week. What started out as National Plug-in Day in 2011, has grown into a ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Landis+Gyr`s Smart Meters to Power Ambitious Project in Spain

    Spanish energy company Iberdrola has signed an order for the supply of more than 700,000 smart meters from Landis+Gyr, which was also chosen to provide a total of 1.5 million devices over the past six years. The newly ordered smart meters are of the latest generation and will be installed within the scope of the final phase of the STAR mass rollout, starting in 2017. By December 2018, IBERDROLA ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Could small-scale power units affect the balance of electricity supply?

    Small-scale solar power, wind energy and combined heat and power (CHP) generation units offer clear environmental benefits, but large-scale development of such microgeneration options could change electricity system dynamics. A recent study identifies how the Dutch electricity balancing market could be better adapted to absorbing large amounts of microgeneration. There are concerns that the ...

  • Cut peak electricity demand to counter rising third party charges advises ENER-G Procurement

    Half-hourly metered electricity customers should take urgent action to reduce their peak time consumption to mitigate hefty increases in transmission charges, says business energy purchasing specialist ENER-G Procurement. ...


    By ENER-G

  • Centerpoint energy and U.S. deputy secretary of energy daniel poneman announce results of pilot project on home energy use

    CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s (NYSE:CNP) electric transmission and distribution subsidiary, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel B. Poneman today released survey results from a 500 participant smart meter In-Home Display pilot program begun last fall.  Based on surveys, 71 percent of customers reported that they have changed their electricity ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • India to Invest $44.9bn in Smart Grid Infrastructure

    India's power sector is undergoing rapid transformation as the country faces steep electricity demand growth rates, plans to incorporate large-scale renewable resources, and a government eager to modernize the country. Smart grid infrastructure is seen by stakeholders as fundamental to this transformation, but until recently projects have been slow to materialize. This is now changing and with ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • The rooftop power station that’s saving £16,500 a month!

    It’s been dubbed “The ultimate rooftop power station”, producing enough electricity to look after the needs of 60 houses. This huge installation, with its latest phase completed Friday May 3rd, is one of the largest factory solar panel projects in the UK, saving Great Barr, West Midlands extrusions company Selecta Systems, £16,500 a month in electricity bills. It ...


    By A1 Solar UK Limited

  • ENER-G Switch2 warms up financial returns on solar

    Funders and landlords can warm up their financial returns on large, multiple site solar photovoltaic (PV) projects following the launch of a complete renewable data management service by UK metering and billing specialist ENER-G.  Switch2  The end-to-end service provides a total back-office operation for multiple solar PV installations – making it simple for funders and ...


    By ENER-G

  • Green energy controls cut costs and carbon for Wakefield residents

    Residents at the Newfield House Independent Living Scheme in Wakefield are benefiting from affordable, lower-carbon heating and hot water, thanks to advanced metering technology supplied by sustainable energy company ENER-G Switch2.   The company, based in Saltaire, near Bradford, was appointed by Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) to supply and operate a complete utility management ...


    By ENER-G

  • Grid 21, Partners Search for Biggest Energy Saver

    Grid 21, a new non-profit organization committed to engaging electricity customers in using a new generation of tools and technologies to better manage their electricity consumption, is partnering with Texas-based utilities Oncor and CenterPoint Energy, as well as San Diego Gas & Electric in California to launch the Biggest Energy Saversm Campaign. In addition to ...


    By General Electric

  • BC tables clean energy act

    On April 28, the government of British Columbia announced the introduction of a new Clean Energy Act. According to the press release, the Clean Energy Act "sets the foundation for a new future of electricity self-sufficiency, job creation and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, powered by unprecedented investments in clean, renewable energy across the province." Like Ontario"s Green Energy Act, the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • SMA Solar Technology AG Establishes New PV Subsidiary in Brazil

    SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) is furthering its support of the Latin American solar market with a new PV subsidiary in Brazil. SMA Brazil conducts all sales, project planning, service and technical training for the entire country, with the support of regional subsidiary SMA South America, located in Chile. It offers SMA’s entire product portfolio of residential, commercial and utility-scale ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • President Obama awards US$2.3 billion for new clean-tech manufacturing jobs

    WASHINGTON – Today at the White House, President Obama announced the award of $2.3 billion in Recovery Act Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits for clean energy manufacturing projects across the United States.   One hundred eighty three projects in 43 states will create tens of thousands of high quality clean energy jobs and the domestic manufacturing of advanced clean energy ...

  • Obama to feds: Boost renewable power 20 percent

    Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020. Obama says the plan to use renewables for 20 percent of electricity needs will help reduce pollution that causes global warming, promote American energy independence and boost domestic energy sources such as solar and wind ...


    By Associated Press

  • EU reaches 100 GW wind power milestone

    100 GW of wind power can generate electricity over a year to meet the total consumption of 57 million households, equivalent to the power production of 39 nuclear power plants.  It took the European wind energy sector some twenty years to get the first 10 GW grid connected. It only needed 13 years to add an additional 90 GW. Half of the total European wind power capacity has been installed ...


    By WindEurope

  • China's Natural Gas Industry Chain Analysis and 2017 Forecasts

    ReportsnReports.com adds "Research Report on China's Natural Gas Industry Chain, 2013-2017" new market research report to its store. Natural gas is a kind of energy that is quite clean and environment friendly. Coal is the major primary energy consumed in China, so the increasing consumption of natural gas is helpful to optimize the energy structure. The proportions of charcoal and ...


  • Power industry blackout risk alert on the rise

    Gas wins globally in race to meet energy demand, but won't be a 'game changer' Blackout fears rise in Europe and North America but ease in developing markets Fuel poverty concerns increase for power industry Industry predicted fossil fuel energy mix by 2030 falls well short of climate change goals These are some of the sobering observations of the latest PwC ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Morocco’s Noor hybrid projects extend the reach of CSP

    The first of these independent power projects, Noor Midelt, is envisioned as a solar power complex with a total installed capacity of 400 MW, utilizing 80–85% CSP and 15–20% PV.  Noor Tata, the second solar hybrid complex, will also have a capacity of around 400 MW and will be located between Midelt and Ouarzazate. The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) will invite ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • DOE to invest up to US$90m in advanced geothermal technology and research

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for up to US$90 million over four years to advance the research, development and demonstration of next-generation geothermal energy technology which will harness the earth's interior heat extracted from hot water or rocks.  Currently, DOE has up to US$10.5 million available for immediate award under this ...


    By US Department of Energy

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